Monday, August 17, 2009

Tomato Basil Soup and Salmon

Yes, you're in the right place! I changed shirts, so to speak. I was getting bored with the old one.

Tonight's dinner was simple, quick and, in my opinion, not as good as steak. But we can't have steak every night, can we? Damn. I didn't think so.


Chilled Tomato-Basil Soup


Grilled Alaskan Coho Salmon


Pasta Salad with Grilled Summer Vegetables






The soup is from my Sunday Soup Extravaganza. Fresh tomatoes from the Farmer's Market simmered with some onions, then a little chicken stock, then a huge handful of fresh basil from outside, some salt, and a good long puree in the food processor. It was very refreshing and a great way to get my vegetables on without fooling with a salad.


The pasta was just some whole wheat fusilli mixed with some feta, fresh basil, tomatoes and grilled eggplant and zucchini. The leftovers will make a good cold pasta salad for lunch tomorrow.

The salmon was surprisingly good. I've probably whined about fish before. I'm just not a fan. I make salmon because Pootie loves it, but I usually just eat what I have to of it and think "meh" after the first bite. Not so, tonight! I took FOUR whole bites and thought "hmmm! not bad!" Then the fifth bite I was back to "meh". But Phillip raved about it until he finished his, being a salmon-lover and all. So I guess it was pretty good salmon. No thanks to my prep. All I did was salt and pepper it, drizzle it with olive oil, and put it on a foil lined pan on the grill. (I need to do with that what Rachel Ray did with Extra Virgin Olive Oil - EVOO). FLPOG. Doesn't have the same ring, does it? Maybe that's why she's famous and I'm not.

So there's dinner. And a new shirt.

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